The National Salvation Front (NAS) is profoundly disturbed by the recent attack carried out by SPLM-IO on its forces under Lt. Gen. John Kenyi Lo Buron. The irresponsible and reckless attack by a segment of SPLM-IO forces was triggered by Lt. Gen. Lo Buron’s exercise of his inalienable right of choice to join NAS. In utter disregard of the core principle that “each human being is free to determine his or her political destiny or military affiliation”, the SPLM-IO leadership ordered the attack on Lt. Gen. Kenyi’s General Headquarters with the intention of eliminating him – where he successfully repulsed two attacks.
The National Salvation Front (NAS) would like to commend the Trioka (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and the European Union for their 20th July 2017 joint statement that expressed deep dissatisfaction and disapproval of actions and punitive measures being actively pursued by President Salva Kiir's regime leading to the proliferation of violence, displacement, food insecurity and more suffering of the people of South Sudan.
Independence Day Message, 9th July 2017
Eleven long years since that day in 2005 when the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) was signed in Naivasha, and six cruel years since the dawn of independence broke in South Sudan on 9th July 2011, we should have been celebrating a day of great joy...
A Joint Statement by Opposition Groups on the National Dialogue
....we reiterate that the prerequisite for a meaningful dialogue are:
- An agreement on a political process to bring the war to an end through a roundtableconference to be convened in a neutral
- A negotiated and enforceable permanent ceasefire and cantonment of all thebelligerent forces.
- A genuinely committment to an immediate, full and unconditional deployment ofregional protection forces and the demilitarization of Juba and other major cities.
- The repatriation of refugees and return of IDPs to their houses and communities toenable them participate in the political process,
The National Salvation Front (NAS) would like to take this opportunity to clarify and correct some false claims made in a statement attributed to Lt. Gen. John Jok who claims to be a Commander for the SPLM/IO in Equatoria Region.
We are deeply shocked and profoundly saddened by the news of the heinous killing of aid workers that took place on Saturday 25 March 2017 on Juba – Pibor Road, South Sudan. We convey our sincere sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims and the peoples of South Sudan and the Republic of Kenya.
On Monday the 04/04/2017, a group of heavily armed government militias raided Pajok town in South Sudan near the border with Uganda. For hours, they surrounded the town, blocked exit routes and started to indiscriminately murder innocent civilians, including the elderly, women and children. This is our statement.